Stressing on Artificial Intelligence timely during pandemic

Kadim speaks during the webinar on Wednesday

KUCHING: The emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (AI) along with its development and implementation globally is timely amid the worldwide pandemic.

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi said educational institutions must continue to collaborate to ensure that the technology can be put into practice.

Speaking at an international webinar, Kadim said it is the best platform to share knowledge and experiencing in developing the technology.

“This year’s theme, ‘Artificial Intelligence, in & for, the Global South’ is timely as the world is facing challenging time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Co-funded by the Erasmus+ education programme and the Aurora University partnership, this is an impactful offering, particularly as the programme is co-produced across universities from Europe, Africa and Asia.

“It is indeed a privilege and an honour for Unimas, to be the Asian partner, and be able to participate in this global knowledge sharing programme, with the objective for a better world,” he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (June 2).

Kadim said the webinar brings together ICT experts from Europe, Asia, and Africa, providing a great opportunity for Unimas and its students to collaborate with other international institutions.

“This is in line with our continuous efforts and initiatives, in implementing and practicing AI or ICT on a global community level. 

“It is to share the knowledge and experience, in ICT development from other regions, in terms of their best practices, challenges, and success stories, to inspire others in following the steps, in developing the country and region using the ICT,” he said.

Kadim also congratulated the university’s Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology for the global partnership with other institutions on the platform, which started in 2016.

“With the encouraging participation from this year edition, we are expecting more partners and collaborators in joining similar programmes in the future,” he said.